The Denver Broncos won’t have running back C.J. Anderson when they face the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, but that was to be expected. The team placed Anderson on injured reserve with a torn meniscus on Friday.
Fourth-round rookie Devontae Booker will be the starting running back in Anderson’s absence. It’s bad news for a Denver offense that hasn’t always been effective this season. The team also released its final injury report for Sunday’s game, and there are few surprises.
Anderson is out, obviously, while linebackers DeMarcus Ware and Brandon Marshall are listed as questionable. Marshall has been dealing with a nagging injury for most of the season but has been able to play. Ware has been absent with his injury, and got in three limited practice sessions this week.
It seems likely both linebackers will be able to play. Cornerback Aqib Talib and center Matt Paradis were listed as questionable as well. Other players who have appeared on the injury report, including James Ferentz, Sylvester Williams, Andy Janovich, Demaryius Thomas, Shaquill Barrett and Trevor Siemian, have been removed from the injury report after full practice participation on Friday.